Friday, July 19, 2013
Five Minute Friday: Belong
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...
Five minutes on belong...
My house is such a mess right now. We are getting ready for a friend's yard sale. She's borrowing my yard. It's not even my sale. That's what I tell myself to take the pressure off. I might put some stuff in it, though. It would be kind of silly not to.
I usually don't peek at other people's posts before I write my five minute Friday. I want mine to be authentic. But I just know that today people will be writing about a sense of belonging. I love that feeling. To belong somewhere. But today all I can see in my head is the stuff that doesn't belong: on the floor in the living room, stacked on the cabinet in the bathroom, piled in the kitchen. That stuff doesn't belong there. I want it gone! I want it put away or out of my house. Actually I want it in a different house. A house with two bathrooms and more than three kitchen drawers.
I don't want to be in this house anymore. We've outgrown it. We've looked into moving. We're not underwater with our mortgage. The good news is we could break even! But how do we get a bigger house in a better neighborhood for the same price as what we've got now??
I miss that sense of belonging. Of satisfaction with what I've got. And in reality I understand that it's my responsibility to change my own attitude about it. I've got to make myself be okay with what we've got. Because no matter where we are, we will always be right where God has placed us. And in the end, that's the only place we truly belong.